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Terms of Use

THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS SET FORTH BELOW (THE "TERMS") GOVERN YOUR USE OF THE IPTELEPHONY SITE (HTTP://WWW.IPTELEPHONY.ORG) OR ANY OF THE PRODUCTS OR SERVICES AVAILABLE ON THE SITE (COLLECTIVELY KNOWN AS THE "SITE") OF HARO STREET MEDIA, INC. ("HARO STREET”), AND ARE LEGALLY BINDING ON YOU. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE WITH ANY OF THESE TERMS, DO NOT ACCESS OR USE THIS SITE OR ANY INFORMATION CONTAINED ON THE SITE. YOUR USE OF THE SITE SHALL BE DEEMED TO BE YOUR AGREEMENT TO ABIDE BY EACH OF THE TERMS SET FORTH BELOW, INCLUDING ANY MODIFICATIONS THAT WE MAY MAKE. WE MAY MODIFY THESE TERMS AT ANY TIME WITHOUT NOTICE TO YOU BY POSTING REVISED TERMS ON OUR SITE.

The Site may be subject to additional posted conditions. Your use of the Site is subject to those conditions, which are incorporated into these Terms by reference. In the event of an inconsistency between these Terms and any additional posted conditions, the provisions of the additional conditions shall control.

Haro Street has the right, but not the obligation, to take any of the following actions in our sole discretion at any time and for any reason without giving you any prior notice:

  • Restrict, suspend, or terminate your access to all or any part of the Site;
  • Change, suspend, or discontinue all or any part of the Site;
  • Refuse, move, or remove any material that you submit to the Site for any reason;
  • Refuse, move, or remove any content that is available on the Site;
  • Establish general practices and limits concerning use of the Site.

You agree that Haro Street will not be liable to you or any third party for taking any of these actions.

You understand and agree that the Site may include communications such as service announcements and administrative messages from us or from our partners and that these communications are considered part of the Site. You will not be able to opt out of receiving these messages. You also understand that the Site may include advertisements.

Content on the Site

The Site includes a combination of content that we create, that our partners create, and that our users create. All materials published on the Site, including, but not limited to, written content, photographs, graphics, images, illustrations, marks, logos, sound or video clips, and Flash animation, are protected by our copyrights or trademarks or those of our partners. You may not modify, publish, transmit, participate in the transfer or sale of, reproduce, create derivative works of, distribute, publicly perform, publicly display, or in any way exploit any of the materials or content on the Site in whole or in part. If you would like to request permission to use any of the content on the Site, please request permission by email from editor@IPTelephony.org.

You are solely responsible for all materials, whether publicly posted or privately transmitted, that you upload, post, e-mail, transmit, or otherwise make available on the Site ("Your Content"). You certify that you own all intellectual property rights in Your Content. You hereby grant us, our affiliates, and our partners a worldwide, irrevocable, royalty-free, nonexclusive, sublicensable license to use, reproduce, create derivative works of, distribute, publicly perform, publicly display, transfer, transmit, distribute, and publish Your Content and subsequent versions of Your Content for the purposes of (i) displaying Your Content on the Site, (ii) distributing Your Content, either electronically or via other media, to users seeking to download or otherwise acquire it, and/or (iii) storing Your Content in a remote database accessible by end users, for a charge. This license shall apply to the distribution and the storage of Your Content in any form, medium, or technology now known or later developed.

The Site contains content that we create as well as content provided by third parties. This content includes, among other things, product reviews, white papers, and stock quotes. It also includes information about products and services offered by parties other than Haro Street, such as product descriptions, press releases, specifications, pricing, availability, and performance. We do not guarantee the accuracy, the integrity, or the quality of the content on the Site, and you may not rely on any of this content. Without limitation, we are not responsible for postings by users in the user opinion, message board, or feedback sections of the Site.

You may be exposed to content that you find offensive, indecent, or objectionable or that is inaccurate, and you bear all risks associated with using that content. We have the right, but not the obligation, to remove any content that may, in our sole discretion, violate these Terms or that is otherwise objectionable.

Third-party sites

The Site contains links to other Internet sites owned by third parties. Your use of each of those sites is subject to the conditions, if any, that each of those sites has posted. Haro Street has no control over sites that are not ours, and we are not responsible for any changes to or content on them. Our inclusion on our sites of any third-party content or a link to a third-party site is not an endorsement of that content or third-party site.

Haro Street does not sell, resell, or license any of the products or the services that we review, list, or advertise on the Site, and we disclaim any responsibility for or liability related to them. Your correspondence or related activities with third parties, including payment transactions and goods-delivery transactions, are solely between you and that third party. You agree that Haro Street will not be responsible or liable for any loss or damage of any sort incurred as the result of any of your transactions with third parties. Any questions, complaints, or claims related to any product or service should be directed to the appropriate vendor.

Privacy policy

All of the information that Haro Street collects from you, such as registration and credit card information, is subject to our privacy policy. Please click here to see our full Privacy Policy.

Your conduct on the Site

If Haro Street requests registration information from you, you will provide us with true, accurate, current, and complete information. You will promptly update your registration to keep it accurate, current, and complete. If Haro Street issues you a password, you may not reveal it to anyone else. You may not use anyone else's password. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your accounts and passwords. You agree to immediately notify Haro Street of any unauthorized use of your passwords or accounts or any other breach of security. You also agree to exit from your accounts at the end of each session. Haro Street will not be responsible for any loss or damage that may result if you fail to comply with these requirements.

You agree that you will not use the Site to take any of the following actions:

  • Defame, abuse, harass, stalk, threaten, or otherwise violate the legal right of others;
  • Publish, post, upload, e-mail, distribute, or disseminate (collectively, "Transmit") any inappropriate, profane, defamatory, infringing, obscene, indecent, or unlawful content;
  • Transmit files that contain viruses, corrupted files, or any other similar software or programs that may damage or adversely affect the operation of another person's computer, the Site, any software or hardware, or telecommunications equipment;
  • Advertise or offer to sell any goods or services for any commercial purpose unless you have our written consent to do so;
  • Transmit surveys, contests, pyramid schemes, spam, unsolicited advertising or promotional materials, or chain letters;
  • Download any file that you know or reasonably should know cannot be legally obtained in such manner;
  • Falsify or delete any author attributions, legal or other proper notices or proprietary designations or labels of the origin or the source of software or other material;
  • Restrict or inhibit any other user from using and enjoying any public area within the Site;
  • Collect or store personal information about other end users;
  • Interfere with or disrupt the Site, our servers, or our networks;
  • Impersonate any person or entity, including, but not limited to, a Haro Street representative, or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity;
  • Forge headers or manipulate identifiers or other data in order to disguise the origin of any content transmitted through the Site or to manipulate your presence on the Site;
  • Take any action that imposes an unreasonably or disproportionately large load on our infrastructure;
  • Engage in any illegal activities.

You agree to use our bulletin board services, chat areas, news groups, forums, communities and/or message or communication facilities (collectively, the "Forums") only to send and receive messages and material that are proper and related to that particular Forum.

If you choose a username that, in our sole discretion, is obscene, indecent, abusive or that might otherwise subject us to public disparagement or scorn, we reserve the right, without prior notice to you, to automatically change your username, delete your posts from the Site, deny you access to the Site, or any combination of these options. Unauthorized access to the Site is a breach of these Terms and a violation of the law. You agree not to access the Site by any means other than through the interface that is provided by Haro Street for use in accessing the Site. You agree not to use any automated means, including, without limitation, agents, robots, scripts, or spiders, to access, monitor, or copy any part of the Site, except those automated means that Haro Street has approved in advance and in writing.

Use of the Site is subject to existing laws and legal process. Nothing contained in these Terms shall limit our right to comply with governmental, court, and law-enforcement requests or requirements relating to your use of the Site.

Requests to remove certain content from the Site

If you believe that content you own has been copied and made accessible in a manner that violates your intellectual property rights, please contact editor@IPTelephony.org.

Indemnification

You hereby agree to indemnify, defend and hold Haro Street and all of our officers, directors, owners, employees, agents, information providers, affiliates, partners, and licensors (collectively, the "Haro Street Parties") harmless from and against any and all liability, losses, costs, and expenses (including attorneys' fees) incurred by any Haro Street Party in connection with any claim, including, but not limited to, claims for defamation, violation of rights of publicity and/or privacy, copyright infringement, or trademark infringement arising out of:

Your use of the Site;

  • Any use or alleged use of your accounts or your passwords by any person, whether or not authorized by you;
  • The content, the quality, or the performance of content that you submit to the Site;
  • Your connection to the Site;
  • Your violation of these Terms; or
  • Your violation of the rights of any other person or entity.

Haro Street reserves the right, at our own expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter for which you are required to indemnify us, and you agree to cooperate with our defense of these claims.

Disclaimers

Haro Street disclaims any responsibility for the deletion, the failure to store, the failure to deliver, or the untimely delivery of any information or material. Haro Street disclaim any responsibility for any harm resulting from downloading or accessing any information or material on the Internet using search results from the Site.

HARO STREET DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE SITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR FREE. IN ADDITION, WE DO NOT MAKE ANY WARRANTY AS TO THE CONTENT ON THE SITE. THE SITE AND ITS CONTENT ARE DISTRIBUTED ON AN "AS IS, AS AVAILABLE" BASIS. ANY MATERIAL THAT YOU DOWNLOAD OR OTHERWISE OBTAIN THROUGH THE SITE IS DONE AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION AND RISK, AND YOU WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY POTENTIAL DAMAGES TO YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM OR LOSS OF DATA THAT RESULTS FROM YOUR DOWNLOAD OF ANY SUCH MATERIAL. NEITHER WE NOR ANY OF OUR PARTNERS MAKES ANY WARRANTY THAT (i) THE SITE WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS, (ii) THE SITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE, OR ERROR FREE, (iii) THE RESULTS THAT MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE USE OF THE SITE WILL BE ACCURATE OR RELIABLE, (iv) THE QUALITY OF ANY PRODUCTS, SERVICES, INFORMATION, OR OTHER MATERIAL THAT YOU OBTAIN THROUGH THE SITE WILL MEET YOUR EXPECTATIONS, AND (v) ANY ERRORS WILL BE CORRECTED. NEITHER WE NOR ANY OF OUR PARTNERS MAKES ANY WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, WARRANTIES OF TITLE OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, WITH RESPECT TO THE SITE, ANY CONTENT, OR ANY OF OUR SERVICES, TOOLS, PRODUCTS, OR PROPERTIES. YOU EXPRESSLY AGREE THAT YOU WILL ASSUME THE ENTIRE RISK AS TO THE QUALITY AND THE PERFORMANCE OF THE SITE AND THE ACCURACY OR COMPLETENESS OF ITS CONTENT.

NEITHER HARO STREET NOR OUR PARTNERS SHALL BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF THE USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THE SITE, EVEN IF WE HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.

SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. IN SUCH STATES, OUR LIABILITY AND THAT OF OUR THIRD-PARTY CONTENT PROVIDERS AND THEIR RESPECTIVE AGENTS SHALL BE LIMITED TO THE GREATEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

Arbitration

Haro Street may elect to resolve any controversy or claim arising out of or relating to these Terms or the Site by binding. Any such controversy or claim shall be arbitrated on an individual basis and shall not be consolidated in any arbitration with any claim or controversy of any other party. The arbitration shall be conducted in British Columbia, Canada, and judgment on the arbitration award may be entered in any court having jurisdiction thereof. Either you or Haro Street may seek any interim or preliminary relief from a court of competent jurisdiction in British Columbia, Canada, necessary to protect the rights or the property of you or Haro Street (or its agents, suppliers, and subcontractors), pending the completion of arbitration.

Miscellaneous

Haro Street may be required by state or federal law to notify you of certain events. You hereby acknowledge and consent that such notices will be effective upon our posting them on the Site or delivering them to you through e-mail. You may update your e-mail address by visiting the Services where you have provided contact information. If you do not provide us with accurate information, Haro Street cannot be held liable if we fail to notify you.

Our failure to exercise or enforce any right or provision of these Terms shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision.

You agree that regardless of any statute or law to the contrary, any claim or cause of action arising out of or related to use of the Site or these Terms must be filed within one (1) year after such claim or cause of action arose or be forever barred.

These Terms, including all terms, conditions, and policies that are incorporated into these terms by reference, constitute the entire agreement between you and Haro Street and govern your use of the Site, superceding any prior agreements that you may have with us.

These Terms shall be construed in accordance with the laws of the Province of British Columbia, and the parties irrevocably consent to bring any action to enforce these Terms before an arbitration panel or before a court of competent jurisdiction in British Columbia, Canada if seeking interim or preliminary relief or enforcement of an arbitration award.

If any part of these Terms is determined to be invalid or unenforceable pursuant to applicable law, then the invalid or unenforceable provision will be deemed superseded by a valid, enforceable provision that most closely matches the intent of the original provision, and the remainder of the Terms shall continue in effect.